Types of file compression
There are different types of files that may need to be compressed, and different types of compression algorithms for different needs. Issues with file size arise with many different data types, including images, video, and music. For the compression of image files, the format in which the file is saved determines your compression options. JPEG is popular for compression, but it tends to reduce image quality significantly, so converting files into PDF tends to be a preferred method for high-quality images.
Small-scale vs. large-scale file compression
The general number of files that you need to compress will also determine the compression software that you are using. Small-scale file compression is easy, but for large-scale projects with hundreds or even thousands of image files, it is best to have a compression tool with batch processing capabilities. As the name of this feature suggests, batch processing enables you to compress files in large batches, making the entire procedure faster and requiring less attention from you.
Large-scale file compression software
The best large-scale file compression software can perform several operations at once, maximizing the efficiency of your work. Given the needs frequently associated with file compression, a good tool should be able to combine conversion and compression into a single step. Additionally, image compression tools benefit from an OCR option, given the number of scanned documents that are stored as images. The best large-scale file compression software is PdfCompressor from CVISION. You can download the free trial version to see for yourself.